South Plains Food Bank will expand services to under-served area

South Plains Food Bank will expand services to under-served areas

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Nearly 1 in 10 people who live in rural areas in the U.S. are also in food deserts, that's where access to fresh food is lacking. A third of those people are also in poverty this according to a 'food trust report'. Fighting that kind of distant food insecurity is a priority for the South Plains Food Bank. It will be expanding it's mobile pantry distribution sites within our region thanks to a a new delivery truck donated by Occidental Petroleum.

"Occidental stepped up and made this wonderful donation," said David Weaver, South Plains Food Bank CEO. "It allows us to carry more food out there and keep it at a safe temperature and deliver it to the families that need it."

This new delivery truck will help the food bank expand the number of pantry distribution sites in the counties it already serves, that includes Gaines, Hockley, Kent, Scurry, Terry and Yoakum counties.

The food bank serves 1 in 8 people within a 20 county radius. Sundown has started the screening process to identify potential clients and Snyder will begin that process in a few weeks.






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